Monasteries of the Heart


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Benedict says it is here, where we are, that a life of grace can happen---when we consent to live in the present.

Lectio Divina: Isaiah 55

Ho, everyone who thirsts
Why do you spend your money
For that which is not bread?
And your labor
For that which
Does not satisfy?

Listen carefully to me,
And eat what is good
And delight yourselves in rich food.

Stability affirms a willingness to attend to the present moment, to the reality of this place, these people, as God's gift to me and the setting where I live out my discipleship.

Where, when and with whom am I staying put?
Where, when or with whom am I fleeing, mentally or physically?

--Adapted from Jane Tomaine.

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